General Preferential Tariff Withdrawal Order (GPT) – January 1, 2015

Government of Canada is removing GPT benefits from 72 higher-income and trade-competitive countries, effective January 1, 2015, renewing the GPT for another 10-year period, and taking  action to ensure that the benefits of the Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT) regime would not be reduced by changes to GPT country eligibility.


On September 27, 2013, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, makes the annexed General Preferential Tariff Withdrawal Order (2013 GPT Review).

Effective on January 1, 2015, entitlement to the benefit of the General Preferential Tariff is withdrawn in respect of all goods that originate in the following countries:

Algeria, American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Antilles, Netherlands, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mariana Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, New Caledonia and Dependencies, Oman, Palau, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Virgin Islands, U.S.A.

Axxess International can provide you with professional services in order to determine the impact of the GPT withdrawal on your commercial activities.

Clients interested by the GPT Withdrawal Order from Department of Finance can contact our Customs Consulting Service to obtain more information or assistance.


Marc Filion

Director, Customs Consulting

Tel : 514-849-9377- Ext.2241

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Ronald Racine, CCS / CTCS /  BAA Fin

Manager, Customs Services – Montreal

Tel : 514-849-9377- Ext.2233

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